Palais de Justice

It is located in the heart of Paris on the île de la Cité, the law courts (Palais de Justice) occupy more than 4 hectares of land and, with the various floors, have nearly 200,000 sq. m. of space. The building contains around 24 kilometers of hallways, 7,000 doors and more than 3,150 windows.

Four thousand magistrates and civil servants work in Palais de Justice everyday, but if you count all of the legal officers, lawyers, police officers and gendarmes, defendants, tourists and spectators who come to the law courts on a given day, the building welcomes an average of 15,000 people daily.